The following message was shared with the Allegheny College community by President Ron Cole today, remembering assistant men’s basketball coach Greg Bean:
Dear Members of the Allegheny Community,
We learned today of the peaceful passing of Greg Bean, assistant men’s basketball coach, of a heart attack. Greg had been with the College since the fall of 2019, and we share with the Allegheny community an enormity of sadness at this time.
A native of northwestern Pennsylvania and graduate of Clarion University, Greg had been coaching since 2005 when he started working at Clarion Area High School. Greg arrived at Allegheny following successful stints as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Medaille and Waynesburg.
Greg played a vital role in the growth of the Allegheny men’s basketball program over the past four years, culminating in a successful run to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship in February.
During his time at Allegheny, Greg not only served in his coaching role but also in assistance of the athletics marketing team and showcased a willingness to help out in any and all facets of campus. His dedication to the team on and off the court was rooted in his passion for those around him, love of the game, championing of academic success, and integrity in everything he did. Greg was an active member of the Allegheny and Meadville communities.
We express our heartfelt condolences to Greg’s family, coworkers, friends, and all who knew him. We will share information about arrangements as we learn more.
Allegheny College President